The Southwest Utah Public Health Department has confirmed a positive case of COVID-19 in Washington County.
The case, announced Saturday evening on Facebook, is the second confirmed case in the district, which covers the counties of Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Washington. The individual is an adult in Washington County who is receiving medical care. This case appears to be travel-related.
Residents of Washington, Iron, Kane, Beaver, and Garfield counties are encouraged to protect themselves and others by staying at home when possible and not gathering in groups over 10 people.
Testing for COVID-19 currently must be ordered by a healthcare provider based on risk factors and symptoms (which include fever, cough, and shortness of breath). If you think you might need testing, call the Utah Coronavirus Information Line at 1-800-456-7707. You can also access online guidance at intermountainhealthcare.org. Click the COVID-19 Symptom Checker on that page.